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Injured US scooter riders line up to sue Bird and Lime, but ‘user agreements’ could shield companies


Rental scooters parked near the Convention Centre along 5th Avenue in San Diego. A law firm in Southern California has spearheaded a class action lawsuit aimed at scooter companies Lime and Bird, claiming the devices are unsafe for use in urban environments. — San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS

Rental scooters parked near the Convention Centre along 5th Avenue in San Diego. A law firm in Southern California has spearheaded a class action lawsuit aimed at scooter companies Lime and Bird, claiming the devices are unsafe for use in urban environments. — San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS

SAN DIEGO: Pat Brogan had already picked up considerable speed on a Lime scooter riding downhill on Laurel Street when she said she realised the brakes weren't working. 

“I thought I was going to die for sure,” said the 63-year-old Bay Area resident who was visiting family in San Diego. 

   

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